Healthy and yummy salad that’s ready in 5 minutes!

I was looking for something to make with broccoli that didn’t require alot of dishes to wash and that used ingredients that I had on hand. I came up with an easy recipe for a broccoli salad.

If you haven’t heard of them, Nutro Gusto is a Canadian company that has delicious 100% natural, 100% Canadian healthy foods and snacks. I used their Smooth Peanut Butter in my recipe and it made a delicious sauce for this salad.

This salad is so easy to make and you can easily swap some ingredients for ones that you have on hand- just don’t forget the broccoli!

If you like broccoli salads, check out my recipe for Broccoli and Chickpea Salad too.

Do you make broccoli salads?
I’d love to know what you put in them!

Asian Broccoli Salad

Sauce Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1 tbs. rice vinegar
  • 1 tbs. low sodium tamari
  • 1 tbs. maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. sesame oil
  • 2-3 tbs. hot water, as needed to thin the sauce


Salad Ingredients:

  • 1 large broccoli, cut into bite sized florets
  • 2 cups shelled edamame
  • 1 large shallot (green onion), thinly sliced
  • 1 large red pepper, diced
  • ½ cup unsalted peanuts
  • Sesame seeds, for garnish

Directions:
The Sauce:
Whisk the peanut butter, rice vinegar, tamari, maple syrup and sesame oil together until combined. Add the hot water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until desired consistency is reached and set aside.

The Salad:
Add the broccoli to a large pot of boiling water and cook for 30 seconds. Place in a colander, rinse under cold water in order to stop the cooking process and drain well. As an alternative, you can place the broccoli in a glass bowl and microwave for a minute or two.

Put the broccoli, edamame, shallots and diced peppers in a large serving bowl. Toss with the peanut sauce, use as needed. Sprinkle the salad with peanuts and sesame seeds and serve at room temperature.

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